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Old 11-25-2005, 09:47 AM
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Now, how about those of us who do not use Photoshop.

Any manipulations that work in Paint Shop Pro for keeping the file under 100k even after a lot of manipulation, filters etc nt it. That is where the problem comes in for me.

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*** It's practically impossible to work on attached images which are only slightly bigger than postage-stamps .... so, please, read the following very carefully ***


(*)The attachments' size limit for RP Threads or Posts is 100KB ... (200KB for the gallery).

As a thumb rule, the biggest size and best quality, I think, can be achieved still remaining in the 100KB limit, is JPG format, 800x600 pixels at about 60% quality setting ...

If you are working with Photoshop 7 or higher, one way of doing it is the 'File > Save for Web' Option:
  • Open your Image in PS, go to Image > Image Size, make sure that the 'Constrain Proportion' box is checked, and, as a starting point, type 800 as the higher pixels value depending on the format of your picture. (Image 1)

  • Go to the File > Save for Web option. (Image 2)
From the Options on the right side of the 'Save for Web' window choose:
  • JPEG as Preset and check the Optimized Box. (Image 3)

  • Click on the small arrow on the right of the 'Preset' window and, from the cascading Menu, choose 'Optimize to File Size'. (Image 4)

  • Type 100 in the 'Desired File Size' Box ... (Image 5) ... and let Photoshop do the work for you!

If necessary, tweak the 800X600 size or, if nothing works, the problem-area can be cropped to fit the size ....

Hope this helps...
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Old 03-09-2007, 10:54 AM
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Re: Size and quality for Attached Images!!

I tried to make my first post looking for a critique the other day and found that when I shrunk the file down to your reqs, the detail was so diminished in my file that it was pointless to post it. Do your forums allow a person to host something elsewhere like imageshack or something like that or is it only possible to post things using your file upload system? I have a ton of ways to host large images if that's possible/allowed.
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Old 03-09-2007, 12:43 PM
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Re: Size and quality for Attached Images!!

You can host your image elsewhere and attach a link, but also please attach a version (so the thread remains useful in the future, regardless of external links).
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Old 03-12-2007, 08:26 AM
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Re: Size and quality for Attached Images!!

Thank you for the help.
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Old 03-31-2007, 12:21 AM
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Re: Size and quality for Attached Images!!

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You can host your image elsewhere and attach a link, but also please attach a version (so the thread remains useful in the future, regardless of external links).
External linking an image between [img] [/img] tags does not seem to work?
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Old 04-02-2007, 10:32 AM
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Re: Size and quality for Attached Images!!

I gave up trying to post things here, but it's still a wonderful resource for photoshop tricks and I appreciate that.
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Old 01-08-2008, 02:15 PM
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Re: Size and quality for Attached Images!!

All checked out on file size but I really would like to know how to attach the file to my posts.
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Old 01-08-2008, 02:44 PM
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Re: Size and quality for Attached Images!!

After you've typed your post, click "Manage Attachments" under Additional Options.
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Old 01-08-2008, 04:01 PM
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Re: Size and quality for Attached Images!!

Thankies for the info Doug.
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Old 03-28-2008, 10:03 AM
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Re: Size and quality for Attached Images!!

As stated before: Linking to an image does not show the image, just the link that then opens in another window. Is there a setting that would make this work?
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